Change now, before you have to

Richard Susskind, writing in National Magazine to introduce the release of the strategy guide for lawyers he prepared on behalf of and with the Canadian Bar Association, explains the impetus for the guide and the need for individualized action. In a word, change. In several words:

What is happening, though, is not an overnight, big bang revolution. Nor is it a leisurely evolution. Instead, I characterize it as an ‘incremental transformation’ – countless significant advances in the way that legal services are delivered, none of which in isolation might appear to be earth-shattering but, cumulatively, will add up to legal and justice systems that look radically different. These will be systems that are fit for purpose in the 21st century rather than systems that owe their origins to the 19th century.